by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Matthew 25:14

Turn with me, please, to Matthew, the 25th chapter.
How we thank God that Jesus died for us! What an awful
thing to reject Him! Today we want to study about His
Coming Again, for we are in times of crisis and we
want to be ready to meet Him should He come at any
time. In this passage in Matthew He tells of the
terrible circumstances that will prevail among people
who merely profess His Name when He comes again.

Let us begin to read at verse 14: "For the kingdom of
heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who
called his own servants and delivered unto them his
goods, and unto one He gave five talents, and to
another, two, and to another, one, to every man
according to his several ability; and straightway took
his journey."

You will notice here that Jesus is giving us a picture
of what is going on in this present age. Today Jesus
is in Heaven, but to every one of us He has given His
own goods. Let us remember that. The Man traveling
into the far country is the Lord Jesus. His own
servants represent those who have professed His Name,
those who have claimed Him as their Saviour and Lord.
We are going to find that He says, "Cast the
unprofitable servant into outer darkness." That is a
terrible, terrible word. Do you claim to be a servant
of the Lord Jesus? Everybody who is not a servant of
the Lord Jesus shall perish. Well, the children of God
are servants of Christ, and we love to serve Him. We
love to carry on His business in this present world.

So he calls His own servants and delivers unto them
His own goods. All through this passage we are
reminded that everything we have spiritually comes
directly from the hands of Jesus. What we have is His
goods. God have mercy on us if we are not using the
things our Master gave us for His Glory! "He delivered
unto them His goods." If you are a Christ ...

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